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"When your main concern about deposing a tyrant is how it will affect your party’s chances in the upcoming midterm elections, that’s not tyranny." -Jon Stewart

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10 Scientific Concepts That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing


The folks at io9 have collected some of our most commonly misused scientific terms , from “theory” vs. “hypothesis” to “innate” vs. “learned” and a helping side of “natural” vs. “artificial”, all with explanations from prominent thinkers on exactly how those words are used in the language of Sciencese.

This is important, because many of the words and concepts that we use in scientific discourse have completely different meanings in everyday language. and knowing the difference can prevent a lot of misunderstandings. For instance, how things like evolution and man-made climate change could still be “theories” despite being overwhelmingly supported by scientific observation and really not up for argument. 

Previously: See my answer to a question sent in from a reader about the difference between a theory, a law, and a hypothesis.

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What to Expect from the New J.K. Rowling Story About A 34-Year-Old Harry Potter

Harry Potter and his friends finally get to act their age. And it’s as depressing as it sounds:

  • After three beers, Harry starts claiming he never made it to the pro Quidditch league because of a knee injury.
  • Ron calls Hermione a bitch and they have to go to magical couples counseling.
  • Hagrid is working on an erotic fiction novel entitled ‘50 Shades of Me Penis.’
  • Harry uses an Accounting Spell to cheat on his taxes.
  • Ron is starting to get pretty into Steely Dan.
  • The sorting hat had a midlife crisis and turned into a fedora.
  • Hogwarts is now an online wizard school.


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  • Question: How do you know when a song is ready? - praying-for-wings
  • Answer:


    The car test is a good method. When you can drive around and enjoy it and stop thinking of shit to add to the song, it’s a good sign.

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